Offered under the auspices of the Towson University Journal of International affairs, the goal of this speaker series is to shed light on a timely issue in the general field of international relations, broadly construed. In keeping with the spirit of the man in whose honor it was created, the speakers will seek to guide the audience to think more clearly about the topic of their talk rather than present predetermined conclusions meant for the sterile kinds of ideological “debate” that is unfortunately so prevalent today. We are particularly interested in inviting a broad spectrum of students to attend the talks in hopes of generating conversations and independent analysis. The opening remarks of the speakers will be published in that semester’s issue of the journal and will be featured prominently on the journal’s website. The talks will also be filmed, and this recording will also be available on the journal’s web site.

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By Major General Birckhead 

 April 15th, 2024

​6pm – 8pm, CLA 4310






By Dr. Linda Bishai

October 23, 2023

6pm-8pm, CLA 4310




Understanding Development Through Data and Undergraduate Research 

By Dr. Seth Gitter

April 3rd, 2023

6pm-8pm, CLA 4310


Yemen: Is The War Over

What Next?

By Dr. Charles Schmitz

October 24th, 2022

6pm-8pm, CLA 4310





Constructivist Approaches to Global Public Goods, a Multimedia Presentation

By Dr. James Roberts

April 25th 2022

6pm-8pm in LA 4310

Dr. Kimberly Katz 

Monday, October 25th, 2021 6:30pm

LA 4310

Palestinians Between International Law and Jordanian Law: Border Crossings and the Right to Return

Dr. Lea Ramsdell

Monday, March 9th, 2020 6:00-8:00pm

LA 4310

Musical Migrations: Transnational Trajectories of Colombian Cumbia


Dr. Henry Nau

Monday, September 30th, 2019 6:00-8:00pm

Understanding American Nationalism: Putting Trump In Context

Dr. Jack Fruchtman

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 7:00-8:30pm

“Just One Race Here”: Foreign Law and International Norms in Constitutional Interpretation


Dr. Jeremy Tasch

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 6:00-8:00pm

Titanium in the Arctic: The Geopolitics of Arctic Sovereignty Claims

Dr. Robert Rook

Monday March 12, 2018 6:00-8:00pm

North Korea and the World: Understanding a “Juche” Rocky Balboa

Dr. Joseph R. Clark

Tuesday, November 14th 6:00-8:00 PM

Thinking Strategically About North Korea